Selections Arts Magazine – Modern Art

Ithra Art Prize 2023

Ithra Art Prize Jury  The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is the Kingdom’s premier cultural and creative destination for talent development and cross-cultural experiences. Ithra is committed to igniting cultural curiosity, stimulating knowledge exploration and inspiring creativity, while…

Paul Guiragossian in preparation for the Corcoran Gallery exhibition, Washington D.C. in 1970. P.G. Foundation Archives.


PAUL GUIRAGOSSIAN B.DECEMBER 25, 1926, JERUSALEM, D.NOVEMBER 20, 1993, BEIRUT, LEBANON               Interviewee: Manuella Guiragossian Relationship: Daughter Website: Instagram and Facebook: @paulguiragossianofficial Email: Contact: +9613975992 List of selected solo exhibitions: 2013 –…

Huguette Caland, Check Point, 1974. Oil on linen, 149.2 x 149.2 cm. Courtesy of Studio Huguette Caland.


HUGUETTE CALAND B. 1931 IN BEIRUT, LEBANON, D. 2019 IN BEIRUT, LEBANON           Interviewee: Brigitte Caland Relationship: Daughter Facebook : Huguette Caland Art Instagram : Huguettecaland Email: Exhibitions 2022 “Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête,” Wiels Museum, Brussels,…

Hafidh Droubi (1914-1991), Iraq. Cock fight / صراع الديكة, 1967 . Oil on canvas, 48.5x96.5 cm. Framed 58.5 x 102.5 x 5 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi & Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation.


SELECTIONS discusses the major highlights and research process with Dr Basel Dalloul, founder and director of the Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation in Lebanon, which is home to some of the most important artworks of Modern Arab art. Modern…

A religious pilgrimage in Hatra, north of Iraq. Aldroubi was commissioned by Baghdad’s Sheraton Hotel which put the painting on display.


HAFIDH ALDROUBI B. 1914, BAGHDAD, IRAQ, D. JANUARY, 1991, BAGHDAD, IRAQ.           Interviewee: Sohail Aldroubi Relationship: Son Instagram: hafedaldroubiart Facebook: Hefed Aldroubi (1914-1991) – Private Group Articles written about the artist: –My grandfather, the man who…

Menhat Helmy alongside her _To the Point_ print at Morley college in London (1976).


MENHAT HELMY B.JULY 11, 1925 IN HELWAN, EGYPT, D.MAY 10, 2004 IN CAIRO, EGYPT.           Interviewee: Karim Zidan Relationship: Grandson Instagram: menhathelmy Facebook: The Art of Menhat Helmy Twitter: MenhatHelmy Exhibitions: – Participated in most local…

Hammad in the studio. Damascus, 1981.


MAHMOUD HAMMAD B. 1923 in Damascus, Syria, D.1988 in Damascus, Syria           Interviewee: Lubna Hammad Relationship: Daughter Facebook: Mahmoud Hammad And Instagram: mahmoudhammadart List of personal Exhibitions: 1953 – Exhibition at the Syrian Society of…



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On Show in Dubai September 2023

This fall explore a multitude of styles by artists hailing from different parts of the world. Fann À Porter Dubai’s “Black II” exhibition, features Syrian artist Rabee Kiwan, Andakulova Gallery is exhibiting “ME tamorphosis of Colours” by Uzbek artist Timur…

Being Abdul Rahman Katanani: ‘The Ideal Peacemaker’ by Barbara Polla

“I experienced an incredibly strong sensation of imprisonment and entanglement. Like an oxymoron though, the barbed wire then flourished in freely growing, joyful branches. I immediately felt in love – art love.” I initially encountered Abdul Rahman Katanani through his…

‘Only Life, Myriad Places’ by Sudarshan Shetty at Ishara Art Foundation

Sudarshan Shetty’s artistic practice navigates the intricate realms of both inner and outer dimensions of everyday existence. Through his creations, the lines between dreams and reality, memories and fantasies, and tangible objects and ethereal spectres blur, spotlighting the impermanent and…

We Design Beirut

We Design Beirut is an annual four-day design event scheduled to take place from October 27 to 30, 2023, right in the heart of Beirut. This multidisciplinary experience is dedicated to celebrating and promoting design and creativity. The program features…

‘Masterpieces of Furniture Design’ at M7 Doha

M7, in collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, presents “Masterpieces of Furniture Design,” in Doha from September 8 to December 9, 2023. Curated by Dr Mateo Kries, Director of the Vitra Design Museum, this showcase delves into two…

Knokke Art Fair 2023

Gradually and steadily, the Knokke Art Fair has expanded to achieve a high standard, driven by a steadfast commitment to innovation and equilibrium. It places equal importance on quality, unforeseen elements, consistency and diversity. This is prominently displayed in the…

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